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A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

Topics: San Francisco: History, California: History and Culture

A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

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May 14, 2003
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0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...

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May 14, 2003
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0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...

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Jul 16, 2002
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A peek inside the pea processing operations that culminate in Del Monte brand canned peas. With glimpses of 1930s kitchens and images of Depression-era California agriculture.
Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Peas, California: Agriculture, California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Scenic tour of 1930s California.
Topic: California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Produced to justify the bracero farm labor program to the general public, especially American citizens in California who felt threatened by the influx of workers over the border from Mexico.
Topics: Mexican Americans, Occupations: Agriculture, California: History and culture

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This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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Jul 16, 2002
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Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Dignitaries open up the World's Fair on Treasure Island (Kodachrome, missing soundtrack).
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Celebrations, California: History and culture

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History of a company involved in the California canning industry, with excellent footage of agribusiness and cannery operations dating back to the turn of the century. Incorporates the 1933 film "Out of the Spirit of '49," produced for the same sponsor. Director: Dave Butler. Writer: Phil Smith.
Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Canning, Occupations: Cannery workers, California: History and culture

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This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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Golden Spike ceremonies and celebration for the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Rail Road, October 23-25, 1914. Filmed in Willits, Cain Rock, Arcata and Eureka, California.
Topics: California: History and culture, Transportation: Railroad, California: "Redwood Empire"

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Jul 16, 2002
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Shows the agriculture, trade and infrastructure of California's Central Valley, all made possible by irrigation.
Topics: California: History and culture, California: Central Valley

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Views of pre-World War II San Francisco and the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...

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Jul 16, 2002
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Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area

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Jul 16, 2002
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Brooklyn native Phil Foster tours San Francisco and comments on many places of interest.
Topics: San Francisco: Humor, San Francisco Bay Area, California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Stanford, California: Norman Goddard photographed with his glider and in the air; scenes with wife.
Topics: Aviation: History, California: History and culture

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Jul 16, 2002
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Elegy to the sour fruit: how it's farmed and how it's used, with some unusual applications.
Topics: Agriculture: Citrus, California: History and culture